What is a clamp used for?

     
     
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 A clamp can be used for a number of jobs A clamp is a handy device, used for securely holding a workpiece in place while carrying out work on it.  
     
 A guide to what a clamp can be used for The applications that a clamp can be used for include:  
     
 A clamp is an ideal tool for woodworking 
  • Woodworking and carpentry: A clamp may be used for holding a piece of wood to a workbench, in order for a variety of woodworking tasks to be completed, such as sawing or chiselling.  

 
     
 A clamp can be used for welding 
  • Metalworking: For applications, such as welding, grinding or fabrication, a clamp is an ideal tool to use for holding all types of metals, including steel, iron, aluminium and copper. 

 
     
 A clamp can be used for driling 
  • Drilling: A clamp can be used to hold a workpiece firmly in place on a drill table.

 
     
 A clamp can be used for filing obects 
  • Filing: The pressure of filing will cause a workpiece to move, so a clamp comes in useful for this type of application.

 
     
 A clamp is an ideal tool to use for gluing 
  • Gluing: A clamp can be used to hold components in place while waiting for glue to set. 

 
     
 A clamp can be used to hold an object for painting 
  • Painting: A clamp can be an ideal tool for holding a workpiece still when painting it. 

 
     
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